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Julie Chrisley on the 'Missed Days That I Can Never Get Back' amid Prison: 'Pray That I Don't Miss Anymore'

In her latest set of letters from prison, Julie opened up about the anguish she felt with missing her family's biggest moments and what it was like to spend her first wedding anniversary away from her husband Todd Chrisley

As she continues to serve her six-year sentence, Julie Chrisley is opening up about the toll the moments she's missed with family have begun to take.

On Tuesday's episode of her Unlocked podcast, Savannah Chrisley read the latest batch of letters she received from her mother, detailing the tough times she's endured through her prison sentence. The 26-year-old Chrisley Knows Best alum revealed that she once received daily correspondence from Julie, who now only writes once a month.

In a letter dated June 25, 2023, Julie opened up about her anguish in missing important family milestones.

Vivian Zink/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Julie Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley and Todd Chrisley
Vivian Zink/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Julie Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley and Todd Chrisley

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"I feel like I've experienced so many emotions in the past few months," she began before listing the holidays she's missed with her loved ones. "I've survived [my husband] Todd's birthday, Mother's Day, Gray's birthday, Chase's birthday, my anniversary and Father's Day. That's a lot of missed days that I can never get back."

"I can only pray that I don't miss anymore," Julie continued, adding how her son Grayson Chrisley's baseball season was in "full swing" at the time of her letter. "I hate hate hate that I'm missing them, but my boy is doing so good."

Savannah also read a letter Julie wrote on her 27th anniversary with Todd in May of last year, which featured the Chrisley family matriarch detailing how difficult it's been not spending the relationship milestone with her longtime love.

"Day 129, happy anniversary," Savannah read aloud. "Today is our 27th wedding anniversary, my marriage is something I'm so proud of. It hasn't always been easy but it's been so worth it. This is the first anniversary Todd and I have spent apart. I know God is in every situation but man it's difficult. What is he trying to teach us?"

<p>Kevin Mazur/ACMA2017/Getty</p> Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley

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Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley

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Julie also noted how her prison sentence has changed her "perspective on so many things."

"I've always known I was a strong person but this is testing me in a way I've never imagined," she explained. "Lord help me make it through the day."

While reacting to her mother's accounts on her anniversary, Savannah confessed she couldn't fathom what Julie must be going through now that she's going on "14 months" since speaking to Todd.

"God, I cannot imagine the feelings that she's feeling which is ... I just can't. I know how strong my mom is — way stronger than people give her credit for, that's for sure," she said.

<p>Terry Wyatt/Getty</p> Julie Chrisley and Savannah Chrisley

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Julie Chrisley and Savannah Chrisley

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Savannah admitted that she's felt concern about her parents' wellbeing considering the lack of "proper mental health treatment" available in federal prisons and the alleged "abuse" inmates are subjected to.

"So I do worry, I worry that like is that going to be my mom? Is that going to be something she has to endure?" she asked.

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Paul Archuleta/Getty Julie Chrisley
Paul Archuleta/Getty Julie Chrisley

Todd and Julie were indicted in August 2019 for 12 counts of bank and wire fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy, all of which they have denied. The couple was cleared of their state tax evasion charge in Georgia in October 2019 but continued to face federal charges for allegedly evading federal taxes.

Following a nearly three-week-long trial that began in May 2022, the Chrisleys were later sentenced that November to a combined 19 years in prison. And despite having begun the process of appealing the case, they reported to prison on January 2023.

PEOPLE confirmed in September 2023 that Todd and Julie's prison sentences had been reduced with Todd leaving nearly two years before his original 12-year sentence was meant to conclude and Julie leaving 14 months before her seven-year sentence. Their attorneys are set to argue Todd and Julie's case before a judge in Georgia next month, which Savannah previously indicated makes them "one step closer to getting mom and dad home."

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